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Old 02-05-2013, 05:18 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by macadoo View Post
This happened to me at All Star Sports typical it was the only time i didn't have my camera

I wasn't fast enough to get a picture either!
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:22 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by prplgiraffe89 View Post
I've seen a couple snakes, deer, and tons of lizards, but never an armadillo at Disney World! That would be cool as I've only ever seen one once before.

I loved the armadillo...it was kind of cute. We always see lizards in MK near the Crystal Palace. Every year, that's where we see them.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #48
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These snake threads are always good for a laugh. But nothing has ever topped the (true and verified with videotape) story about the snake that was found on top of the curtains in a room in the Contemporary. Years ago now. That baby must have been at least 2 metres long. Now that one was scream-worthy.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:01 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by mickeystoontown View Post
I just watched the video and we were there when that happened. I even spotted one of the people in my group in the video. I posted quite a few pictures on the new snake in the room thread.
Lisa(mickeystoontown) has quite a few pictures of this snake on her TR. In her pictures you can really see how long this snake is when he's on the move!
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:31 PM   #50
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Those things are worse than cockroaches imo. They are bigger AND they fly!
They are much worse. I hate them. And they do fly.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:05 PM   #51
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The palmetto bugs are cockroaches, native to America. The small roaches that most people see are German cockroaches, but at least they don't fly!
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:16 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by GeorgiaHoo
I think snakes are awesome, especially black snakes, which are often docile (though the last one I encountered bit me twice as I was trying to save it from a McDonald's parking lot). Haven't had the luck to encounter one at Disney yet but have seen a few alligators (including one at Splash Mtn). Not a fan of roaches at all. They climb, hide and ambush.
Alligator at Splash Mtn? Seriously????
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:13 PM   #53
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There was a good videotape of the little alligator in the water of Splash Mountain, with the CMs keeping him away from the guests (and the boats) while they waited for Animal Control to arrive. Gators are not uncommon in the River- you can often see them from the boardwalk area that looks over to Tom Sawyer Island.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:09 AM   #54
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I have received a lot of useful information in this thread:

Let's see...don't bother to get a second story room cause those black racer snakes can climb.

Always check the top of your curtains.

Don't go to the waterparks lest you find yourself in the lazy river with legless creatures

Avoid Disney giftshops. They may be hard on your wallet and also your heart.

Darn, I thought I was going to visit WDW , not be on Fear Factor!

In all honesty though, I am not but
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:39 PM   #55
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the real thing to do is ...OBSERVE..watch where you walk, watch where you swim and watch where you put your hands...

I am wicked more observant then I ever was before...

and my hubby wants to go to Florida for a few months next year...YAH RIGHT...I am a Mainer and I dont do bugs well..

Just look before you leap as the old saying goes.
Hi Fellow Mainer! We just have a wicked lot of mosquitoes where I live!
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #56
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Alligator at Splash Mtn? Seriously????
Yep. There's a video on youtube showing it. It is fairly small (not tiny mind you) but it is there. Was surprised when I first saw it. Have seen them in the lagoon when riding the train at Magic Kingdom as well, but after all you are in Florida. Reptiles don't bother me. I hate palmetto bugs (or water bugs as we called them in GA).
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #57
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I am going to flip a coin..

Snakes vs two feet of snow...

Snakes win (maybe)...

Cockroaches vs two feet of snow..


we are in the 24 inch range for snow...and I hate snow more then I hate critters...I can shoot a moose, or deer or a bear...but I cant see me shooting a snake or a palmetto bug...ROFL..

we are almost in the 80 days to go to Disney...so i will take that..

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We saw a pair of otter last May at POR, which I thought was really cool.

Side story - we live in Staten Island. I'm born and bred but my wife is a Brooklyn girl. Now, Staten Island is full of woodlands and because of that, we have a huge population of deer as well as wild turkey, skunk, otter and other assorted critters. Most people are used to it and when you run across them, the deer at least, you tend to look at it as a little gift in your day and move along.

Not the Brooklyn girl - we came across a huge buck and a doe feeding in the local KofC's picnic grounds and she literally hid behind me for protection. I've never seen her move so fast. So yeah, I really hope we don't see snakes in Disney, though I'm sure you'll hear her shrieks if we do
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We saw a huge gator sunning by one of those ponds outside of animal kingdom. Dh had a cockroach crawling on him as we were leavin mk. We are in the 12-18" snow range and i would take the gator n roach over this rotten snow lol
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We hadn't had the pleasure of running into any until our April 2011 trip, when we ran into two. My mom and I have a paralyzing fear of snakes and just the thought alone gives us nightmares. We really don't even say the word.

Well, the first time was on our way to our car at Wilderness Lodge after having a lovely dinner at AP. We were all talking as we walked along and then my husband told us to stop and walk back to the resort. We didn't understand at first, until I looked at the ground and literally froze for a second. When we were able to speak, we told the valet and the supervisor went to take care of it. I have no idea what he did because we waited by the door for the car.

Second time was a few days later at Fantasmic. We had just walked up the path for dining package seats about 3 minutes before we saw this guy walk up to the CM with a bright green one on his arm saying he found it on the path. She told him to throw it in the bushes, so he gave it a little toss. Of course the lights go out and I'm I'm bending down using the light from my phone to see if it's coming my way every 3 seconds.

Since reading about the Contemporary, I make my husband check the room over completely before I enter.
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